The Knoll Conservation Park

The Knoll Conservation Park - signWhere is it?: The Knoll Conservation Park is along Waverley Ridge, opposite the corner of Upper Sturt Road and Sheoak Road, Crafers West.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 2 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Section 612 1

Landscape Management Region: Hills and Fleurieu

History: There are a number of early newspaper reports about The Knoll as a Public Pleasure Resort 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. On 9 November 1967 it was proclaimed as The Knoll National Parks Reserve 7 and on 27 April 1972 it became The Knoll Conservation Park 8.

Habitat: The habitat is mostly Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) with  larger understorey plants such as Native Cherry (Exocarpos cupressiformis) and Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha). There are also a number of exotic plants.The Knoll Conservation Park - habitat

Total Species Recorded to Date: 48 (non-passerines 18, passerines 28)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, Striated Pardalote, Striated Thornbill

Less Common Species: Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Grey Fantail, Laughing Kookaburra
 


References:
 1 Department for Environment and Water (2019). Protected Areas Information System Property Summary Report (15 March 2019). Adelaide, South Australia.

 2 Mt. Lofty is increasing in popularity … Critic (Adelaide, SA: 1897-1924). p. 26. (2 March 1901).

 3 Our Pleasure Resorts. The Register  (Adelaide, SA : 1901 – 1929). LXXVI (20,251): 8. (7 October 1911).

 4 The Parliament. Wednesday, October 18. House of Assembly. The Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 – 1924). 2 (507): 6. (19 October 1911)

 5 Pleasure Resorts Board. The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 – 1954). 32 (1,627): 4. (22 December 1911).

 6 Cotton, B.C. (editor). 1953. National Parks and Reserves. An Account of the National Park and Reserves situated near Adelaide, South Australia. Commissioners of the National Parks. Adelaide. South Australia. pp. 21, 151

 7 Government of South Australia (1967). National Parks Act, 1966: Various National Parks Named. The South Australian Government Gazette. 51: 2043. (9 November 1967).

 8 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 as amended 3 October 2019 (SA)


Updated: 22/12/2019

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